over 1 year ago
Where: Surrey (KT21) and / or mainly at home
Travel limit: Ideally candidates should live or work in London or South East
Remuneration: This Trustee position is not remunerated but reasonable out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed in line with Charity Commission guidelines.
Time: Either in or out of office hours.
Commitement: Approximately 12+ hours / month
Deadline: 21 February 2020
Objectives: Our charity is dedicated to the Special Needs' Community. We are passionate about making theatre accessible to all and understand that families who have a child with a disability face many barriers. We raise awareness, share knowledge and develop new ways to make this happen. We include opportunities for self-development and learning by offering work experience to students transitioning from education.
Activities: We provide immersive and interactive multi-sensory shows for special schools and the local community throughout London and the South East reaching over 3000 children with disabilities and over 2000 family members/carers each year. Our activities provide layers of entertainment, both verbal and sensory, so that users, their neurotypical siblings and other family members, are fully engaged.
What will you be doing?
We are a fast growing and innovative charity. We have spent 14 years building our presence and reputation, and have created an ambitious strategic plan. We now need to consider how to meet these ambitions and grow sustainably. We need a Trustee who will provide:
⁃ Strategic Leadership - Providing leadership to the Charity and its Board, ensuring the Charity has maximum impact for its beneficiaries, operates within its charitable purposes, has a clear strategic direction, robust fundraising strategy and regularly reviews major risks.
⁃ Governance - Ensuring that the Charity's governance arrangements work in the most effective way and within all agreed policies. To this end, develop and strengthen the existing Board of Trustees commensurate with the planned expansion in scope and activities of the Charity.
⁃ External Relations - Acting as an ambassador and spokesperson for the cause and the Charity, and representing the Charity at external functions, meetings and events with the aim of increasing Corporate Sponsorship and raising funds for a theatre base dedicated to the Special Needs Community.
⁃ Internal Control - Working with the administrative team to set the charity's strategic direction and ensure financial stability
What are we looking for?
We wish to recruit a Trustee with experience of senior management at Director or CEO level and who understands and is passionate about our charity's work. We are proud of the progress we have made in the past 14 years and wish to recruit someone who is able to make key decisions in terms of the expansion of the charity. As CEO you would be involved in helping us develop and plan our expansion over the next five years and beyond. You will have strong networking skills and be able to provide leads for corporate sponsorship.
What difference will you make?
You will have a key role in ensuring we are able to grow sustainably, develop and reach the children who are in need of our support and inclusion. In particular you will drive and oversee the creation of a theatre base providing drop-in facilities for families of children with disabilities and a community hub to encourage inclusivity. This base will include a life skills arena for young people with disabilities transitioning from education.
What's in it for you?
You would be part of an innovative and forward thinking charity, focussed on reaching children who are part of those harder to reach families. Head2Head Theatre Charity is developing fast and you will play a key and vital part in its progress. You will be supported by a dedicated member of 5 part-timers who make up the administrative team.
Before you apply
Please ensure that you are familiar with the responsibilities of a Charity Trustee, as summarised at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-trustee-whats-involved
Also please visit our Head2Head Theatre profile page and website before applying, to get a flavour for the Charity and its work: http://www.head2headtheatre.co.uk
Enquiries and applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org